ENGL 298: Intermediate Interdisciplinary Writing (Linked with SOC 222: Sociology of Sport)
ENGL 298 F is a five-credit writing course linked with Sociology 222: Sociology of Sport. This writing course fulfills the composition C or writing W credits. As an interdisciplinary writing course, our class will engage in some of the foundational and important writing and communicative practices in sociology and social sciences more broadly. Students will learn to write for a variety of audiences and communicative contexts, both within and outside the university, by studying sociological research and writing such as ethnographic writing, social issue analyses and critiques, literature review and synthesis, and using sociological research for community engagement and advocacy. In learning to write these important genres for different audiences, we will use compelling topics and content from sociology of sports such as racial and gender equity issues in sports, sports and capitalism, role of sports in higher education, sports and national identity, etc. This course will also function as a close-knit writing community by having students actively participate in class discussions, peer-reviewing each other’s work, and discussing with the instructor about students’ writing ideas and progress.